Hem Ramachandran

Realtor, Small Business Owner, and Father in Austin, Texas

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Born in India, undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering (summa cum laude) and worked at Indian Space Research organization for three years on the PSLV(Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) project. Moved to Austin Texas to pursue post graduate degree at UT Austin.

Combined work experience of 30 years. After Master degree in Engineering, joined Applied Materials, a semiconductor manufacturing company, till 1998.

Later joined Marlabs, an IT company for five years mostly working on projects for startup companies for online application development and hosting.

Later cut a new career path in Real Estate and started a Real Estate company, Indus Realty.

Later, added a mortgage company - Indus Loans LLCand a tax preparation company named TaxxTime.

Now building up an IT company icfos.co and a vegan food startup - Amil Foods

And not but not least, my passion project, War on Homelessness, a division of Austin Startup Village , a 501©(3) non profit which takes people off the street, stabilize them and make them into productive citizens.

Was awarded ‘Ambassador for Peace’ by the Universal Peace Federation for the humanitarian work in 2022. Picture here:

Here are some of my blogs:



I call Austin home, since 1989. Austin is a rapidly developing into a sprawling metro and a great place for real estate investment and good quality of life .

Other activities:

Charter Member TiE Austin, 2004-present


Chairman, Indian Cultural Center - multiple terms.


Chairman, IDEAYA (Immigrants for the Development and Education of Austin Youth Aid)


Founding member and President

GAMA (Greater Austin Malayalee Association).


Some tidbits about my family.

My father was a child prodigy.
He would compose poems at age 13, publish them into books and used to sell door to door in his village. His Wikipedia entry is here:



My younger brother PR Jayachandran was the “Air force One” pilot for the then Indian President Abdul Kalam for 5 years.


Another younger brother did a solo tour on his bicycle from Vancouver to Quito, Equador. His blog here:



Austin is a great place to move to and build a career and raise a family. Here are some highlights about Austin now.

  • Work
    • Compassionate Capitalist
  • Education
    • University of Texas at Austin
    • College of Engineering,Trivandrum, Kerala India
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